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Dwight L. Clarke

insurance executive.

Dwight L. Clarke, American insurance executive. Member California History Society (trustee, 2d vice president), History Society Southern California (directory).


Clarke, Dwight L. was born on November 2, 1885 in Berkeley, California, United States. Son of James L. and Myrtie E. (Williams) Clarke.


Student of University California. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1954.


1 son, Edmund W. Clerk and assistant trust officer, Union Trust Company, San Francisco, California, 1906-1911. Assistant secretary Savings Union Bank and Trust Company, 1911-1916. Assistant manager and trust officer, Security Trust Company, Bakersfield, California, 1916-1922, vice-president and manager, 1927.

Vice-president and manager San Joaquin Valley Securities Company, 1923-1927. With United Security Bank and Trust Company and successors, including Bank of America, National Trust and Savings Association, vice-president and manager Bakersfield Branch, 1927-1932, executive vice president, Los Angeles, 1932-1936. Executive vice president and director Occidental Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, California, 1936-1943, president, director, 1944-1950, chairman advisory council, director, 1951-1953, director.

Director, member Executive Committee Citizens National Bank, Los Angeles. Chairman of the board Allied Building Credits, Inc., Los Angeles. Director Bishop Oil Corporation, Producers Cotton Oil Corporation Fresno, Producers Cotton Oil Corporation, Arizona Treasurer Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, since 1953.

President American Life Convention, 1947. Secretary California Rand Silver, Inc., 1919-1930.


Member California History Society (trustee, 2d vice president), History Society Southern California (directory). Clubs: California, Zamorano (Los Angeles).


Married Edna M. Willcox, October 24, 1916.

James L. Clarke

Myrtie E. (Williams) Clarke

Edna M. Willcox